Plaquemine Lions Club donates to children's camp

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Plaquemine Lions Club President presents a donation of $5,000 to the Louisiana Lions Crippled Children’s Camp. Also seen are Robelyn Abedee, president of the International President of the Million Dollar Roundtable Foundation, and Ray Cecil, camp director of the Louisiana Lions League for Crippled Children.

Plaquemine Lions Club president Michael P. Austin, a 10-year Qualifying and Life MDRT member, was awarded a $2,500 Quality of Life Grant by the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) Foundation for outstanding community service on behalf of Louisiana Lions League for Crippled Children, Inc.

Louisiana Lions League for Crippled Children, based in Anacoco, LA, is a nonprofit organization that provides a free camp for boys and girls of Louisiana with mental and physical challenges, diabetes, and pulmonary disorders.  Michael has been volunteering with the Lions Club since 1992, serving in many capacities including four terms as President. Robelynn Abadie, President of the Foundation, presented the MDRT Foundation grant check to Ray Cecil, Camp Director, on April 12.

The MDRT Foundation's Quality of Life program, which was created in 1990, recognizes MDRT members for their community involvement.  This year, 26 recipients were selected for the award.  A total of $100,000 was donated by the MDRT Foundation to charities in the name of 26 MDRT member volunteers.

The MDRT Foundation was created in 1959 to provide MDRT members with a means to give back to their communities. Since its inception, the Foundation has donated more than $26 million in 80 countries around the world and all 50 U.S. states. The majority of these funds were raised by MDRT members from MDRT members.

The MDRT Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the Million Dollar Round Table, The Premier Association of Financial Professionals®.  MDRT is an international, independent association of more than 30,000, or less than 1 percent, of the world's best life insurance and financial services professionals from 465 companies and 78 nations and territories.  MDRT members demonstrate exceptional product knowledge, strict ethical conduct and outstanding client service.  MDRT membership is recognized internationally as the standard of sales excellence in the life insurance and financial services business.